The Curry Coastal Pilot

Barbara L. Brooks passed away Nov. 3, 2013, at her home in Brookings surrounded by her family. She was 81.

Barbara was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Pascagoula, Miss., to William and Dorothy (Carlisle) Clark.

She married Stanwood G. Brooks Oct. 13, 1951, in San Francisco.

Barbara worked as a grocery store clerk at the Two Rock Coast U.S. Guard Station and for Safeway. She also later worked for the Electrolux Corporation.

Stanwood and Barbara retired to Brookings in 2002 following 13 years of travel in their RV. Barbara volunteered her time to many organizations including Capella by the Sea, the Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank and Curry Medical Center Auxiliary.

She was a member of Brookings Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Bruce Hicks of Citrus Heights, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law Phillip and Toni Brooks of Petaluma, Calif.; grandchildren Barbie Brooks, Matthew Brooks, Joshua Hicks and his wife Jamie, and Jason Hicks; great-grandchildren twin sister and brother Keni and Dexter Hicks, and Lucas Cheda; brother and sister-in-law William and Eva Donandatilde; of Green Cove Springs, Fla.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Stanwood in 2010; daughter Barbara Jeannette Brooks; and son Don F. Brooks.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank, P.O. Box 1415, Brookings, OR 97415.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Brookings Presbyterian Church, 540 Pacific Ave. in Brookings. Rev. David Hunter will officiate.

Following cremation, Barbara will be laid to rest with her husband at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, Calif.

Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.